Jack Chung of Fullerton Sunny Hills proved once again that he is the top boys' golfer in the state, shooting a five-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Miguel Delgado of Branson at the CIF state golf championships on Tuesday at Quail Lodge Golf Course in Carmel.
Pebble Beach Stevenson won the team title, with Sunny Hills finishing second and Oaks Christian third.
Jack Chung of Fullerton Sunny Hills shot a six-under 66 to share medalist honors with Jordan Koelewyn of Central Valley Christian at the SGA Southern California championships on Thursday at Brookside Golf Course.
Sunny Hills led the team qualifiers for the June 5 state championships at Quail Lodge Golf Course in Carmel, finishing at 363. Torrey Pines finished second at 368 and Oaks Christian was third at 373. All three teams advance to the state championships. Loyola was fourth at 378.
When it comes to clutch putting, sophomore Jisup Hwang of Van Nuys put on a clinic on how to handle pressure on Monday at the City Section golf championships at Wilson Golf Course in Griffith Park.
He made birdie putts on the last three holes, including putts of 25 feet on No. 16 and 22 feet on No. 17, to win the individual championship with a one-under 71. His three-foot birdie putt on No. 18 proved to be the winning stroke.
"It's pretty exciting," he said.
Palisades, under Coach James Paleno, won the team title with a score of 388. Granada Hills was second at 410.
One shot behind Hwang at 72 were Marc Reyes of Venice and Justin Chong of VAAS. Kornelijus Baliukonis helped Palisades win the team title shooting a 73.
What a day it was for golf. There were four deer hanging out next to the 18th fairway. Wilson is the home course for Hwang, who qualifies for next Thursday's SGA regional championships at Brookside Golf Course.
There will be no opportunity to compete for the City Section golf championship for Chatsworth, Woodland Hills El Camino Real, Granada Hills, Palisades and Woodland Hills Taft after the City rules committee imposed punishment for violation of section rules.
The five schools played 18-hole matches instead of nine-hole matches. Coaches were instructed before the season of the change made because girls' teams were playing nine-hole matches in the fall.
Individual players from the punished schools will still be able to compete. The schools are expected to appeal the decision. The City championship tournament is May 23.
Forgive Ryan Kramer of West Hills Chaminade if he was a little busy on Monday. First, in the morning, he helped the Eagles' golf team win the Western Division championship, firing a 2-under-par 70 to tie with teammate Drew Miller for top honors.
Then, in the afternoon, he went to baseball practice, where he's the designated hitter for an Eagles team that is in first place in the Mission League and plays a crucial two-game series starting Tuesday with Mission Hills Alemany.
Chaminade, Los Angeles Loyola and North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake advanced to Thursday's Southern Section regional finals in Temecula.
In the Southern Division, UCLA-bound Patrick Cantlay of Anaheim Servite shot an 8-under 64 to lead the Friars to the championship. Villa Park won the South Coast Division. Manhattan Beach Mira Costa won the Central Division title, Calabasas took the Northern Division and Temecula Great Oak won the Eastern Division.
Slovis won the City Section golf championship as a junior. Murez, a freshman at Stanford, won five gold medals and four silvers at the Maccabi Games last summer in Israel after dominating at the City Section swim championships.
They will be honored during the 14th induction ceremony at the Skirball Cultural Center & Museum. Among the latest class set to be inducted are former Taft basketball standout Jordan Farmar, former Granada Hills baseball star Ryan Braun and Santa Clarita Golden Valley baseball Coach Scott Drootin.
The complete list of new inductees can be found here.
NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana will serve as guest host of the annual Oaks Christian golf tournament Monday at North Ranch Country Club.
Montana, whose son Nick plays quarterback for the Lions, will help raise funds for the school's financial aid program. For the 2009-10 school year, nearly 40% of Oaks Christian students received need-based financial aid.
PGA pro Steve Pate will also join the festivities, providing pointers, hitting balls and talking golf. There will be a putting contest, a helicopter ball drop raffle and a "Beat the student golfer" contest featuring members of the Oaks Christian golf team. A new Mercedes-Benz or a 72-inch plasma television will be awarded to players who hit a hole in one. The day will conclude with an awards dinner featuring a silent and live auction.